Lady Gaga may have made it famous, but for years the rallying cry from the homosexual community was that they were “born this way.” Therefore, nothing could – or should – be done about one’s “sexual preference” be it lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
That’s why a commentary published in the Washington Post on Friday by lesbian activist Sally Kohn is surprising and yet enlightening about the gay parenting agenda.
The headline of the commentary sums it up: “I’m Gay. And I Want My Kid to Be Gay, Too.” The article features a photo of Kohn, her partner Sarah Hansen and their 6-year-old daughter Willa Hansen-Kohn smiling broadly.
Kohn said she would support her daughter’s career ambitions, whether she wants to be a dentist or an artist, but when it comes to affairs of the heart, Kohn wants her daughter to grow up to be a lesbian, just like both of her moms.
To that end, Kohn’s commentary trashes her fellow homosexuals for the quaint but apparently outdated notion that sexual orientation isn’t a choice but a birthright.
“The idea that no one would choose to be gay is widely held — even in the gay rights movement,” Kohn wrote. “In the early ’90s, partly as a response to the destructive notion that gay people could be changed, activists pressed the idea of sexuality as a fixed, innate state.
“Scientists even tried to prove that there’s a gay gene,’” Kohn wrote. “These concepts about sexual orientation helped justify the case for legal protections.
“The idea that folks are ‘born gay’ became not only the theme of a Lady Gaga song, but the implicit rationale for gay rights,” Kohn wrote.
As for Kohn, she hopes little Willa’s sexual orientation is more a matter of upbringing than biological blunder.
“We’ve bought every picture book featuring gay families, even the not-very-good ones, and we have most of the nontraditional-gender-role books as well — about the princess who likes to fight dragons and the boy who likes to wear dresses,” Kohn wrote.
“When my daughter plays house with her stuffed koala bears as the mom and dad, we gently remind her that they could be a dad and dad,” Kohn wrote. “Sometimes she changes her narrative. Sometimes she doesn’t. It’s her choice.”
Kohn even went as far as to say that her daughter has a crush on a boy she rides with on the school bus – a fact she lamented to a friend in an email.
“My friend wrote back with a slew of helpful advice, ending with a punch to my gut: ‘Bet it wouldn’t bother you so much if her crush was on a girl,’” the friend said.
Kohn admitted she would be happier if her 6-year-old wanted to give cards and gifts to a girl.
“If my daughter is gay, I don’t worry about her having a hard life,” Kohn wrote. “But I do worry about people expecting her to have a hard life — helping to perpetuate discrimination that might otherwise fade more quickly.
“I want my daughter to know that being gay is equally desirable to being straight,” Kohn wrote.
Kohn is at least honest in her assessment. Most gays won’t admit they hope their children follow in their sexual footsteps.
Unfortunately for Willa – and countless other children being parented by gays – that may mean kids who grow up to believe they can and even should choose their sexual orientation, just like their moms and dads did.
A new generation of homosexuals is clearly not only the wish but also the intention. Nature – and innocent souls -- be damned.